Spanish Flower

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I was going to title this post I Love Queso but after going through the photos I changed my mind. I’m thrilled at how they turned out and the last thing I want people to think is thick, gooey, melted cheese. However, I can’t lie – the only thing that does come to mind from them, is Mexican food. So let’s talk queso, shall we? I’m a fan. Like a HUGE fan. If I could live off of queso, guacamole and chips—my life would be made.

Can I make queso? My friends will tell you “no”. On the other hand, I will tell you, “yes”. I’m not going to lie to you guys though, I don’t know a secret recipe for some fantastic queso. I’m pretty simple – cubed Velveeta, milk and Rotel. It ain’t fancy but it does the job and does it well (especially when I don’t burn it). At restaurants there are times where I prefer to eat just queso and chips. Other times, not only will I ask for cheese enchiladas but I’ll also ask them to pour queso on top as my “sauce”. So disgusting…yet soooooo damn good. Add a dollop of guacamole and I’m in heaven. Thank god I’m not lactose intolerant.

I’ve tried queso at pretty much every restaurant I’ve been to that carries it. Here’s a list of my top favorites in Houston:

  1. Torchy’s Tacos
  2. Chuy’s (I actually dislike everything about this place, except their queso).
  3. Tony’s
  4. Barnaby’s Café (Theirs is made with white cheddar and it’s still just as good).

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Now, let’s talk about these photos—they were taken by my two of my friends, Kristen and Rocio (of Ten & Ro). They helped me with my last post, Midnight in Paris, which was 1920s themed. For this one, we wanted more of a Spanish-influence and set out for a couple of areas in the East End of Houston, which I think fit perfectly with the theme we were going for. Kristen made the amazing floral head-piece and Rocio just happened to have the perfect props for the shoot. We wanted it to be fun and extremely colorful. So I opted to wear this skirt I made awhile back and the pom-pom shoes featured in a DIY last year. While I do love this outfit, it’s definitely something more-so for photography purposes. Not sure if I would wear the whole she-bang out anywhere. I have paired the skirt with a simple white t-shirt and heels, to wear in real-life.

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These two definitely go the extra-mile in any photo shoot that they do—from bringing the props, making you feel comfortable and to their editing. I had so much fun doing this one—I loved the colors, theme and really tried to bring my “cha-cha A game” for them (though, I failed miserably)! Thanks guys for letting me be a part of this!

Olé!

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Outfit details: Top – Charlotte Russe, Skirt – DIY, Pom-pom heels – DIY (tutorial here), Bracelets and Necklace – H&M (old), Silver/nude wedge heels – Chinese Laundry (via DSW), Lipstick – MAC Viva Glam I

Linked up on: Myriad Musings, I Would So Rock This, Penniless Socialite

9 thoughts on “Spanish Flower

  1. i just got done reading you comment on my blog and what can I say? You just absolutely made my day! 🙂 thank you so so much for leaving such a sweet, sincere comment, you don’t even know how much it means to me!! I’m kind of a new-ish blogger and have my low moments every now and then (today being one of them to be completely honest!) but what do you know, one sweet comment is all it takes! also, it brought me to your blog, and omg lemme just say, you are gorgeous!! 🙂 i love your pictures, they are so full of life, seriously. loving your blog and marking this a favorite! thank you so so much JO, i hope you get to read this today! 🙂

    uris
    http://my-sinina.blogspot.com/

    • Thanks so much for your sweet comment Uris! I totally know how it feels being a new-ish blogger and honestly, I’m still in that boat…sloooowly moving along…ha! You have such great style and I look forward to reading/seeing more of your posts – I’ve definitely favorited you! Thank you again!

  2. These photos are beautiful!! I love everything about them. You have fantastic style, and really know how to use patterns in clothing (something I always struggle with!). Also, yes. I love queso more than anything. Thank you for the little recipe tucked away in this post. I adore your blog, so glad I stumbled upon it!

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